My point of view

May 15, 2024

An angry society constrains economic prosperity

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com   I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a behavioural specialist. I am an economist, one with […]
April 17, 2024

Constitutional reform is ‘we business’

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com About two decades ago, I found myself traipsing around Trinidad and Tobago as a notetaker for the Constitutional Reform […]
March 27, 2024

Imagining Trinidad and Tobago’s economic resurrection

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com   Desmond Tutu famously said, “The resurrection is a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of times, there […]
February 21, 2024

Leaving no one behind: the Carnival contract is in we DNA

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com I read His Grace’s column ‘At the other end of the rope’ (February 11–17). His Grace’s article was a […]
October 11, 2023

T&T’s inflection point: Budget 2024 and beyond

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com On September 22, 2023, I presented to an online seminar a paper titled ‘T&T’s inflection point:  an assessment of […]
September 28, 2022

Let them eat cake…

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Ahead of the budget presentation by the Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, on Monday, September 26, there was the […]
May 4, 2022

Calling all the king’s horses and all the king’s men…and women

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com The fall of the fabled Humpty Dumpty required great effort on the part of all the king’s horses and […]
October 26, 2021

‘Abracadabra?’

By Dr Marlene Attzs Economist. Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Budget 2022 read on October 4, 2021, was both one of the shortest and simultaneously the longest in our […]